One Of The Most Expensive Preteens Signed By Chelsea Rejoins Golden Eaglets, Pinnick Convinced Him To Choose NigeriaPublished: April 03, 2019
Chelsea youth-teamer Adrian Akande is expected to resume training with the Golden Eaglets at their get-together in Abuja as from tomorrow, April 4, allnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively report.
The 2003-born winger was with the Nigerian U17s squad for one week but had to return to England on Sunday as he had to sit for an examination on Tuesday.
Akande is flying back to Nigeria tonight and he'll be in Abuja tomorrow morning, based on his travel itinerary.
Labelled the 'new Eden Hazard', Akande is one of the most expensive preteens ever signed by Chelsea, with Crystal Palace pocketing £150,000 from his sale to the Stamford Bridge outfit when the player was aged 12.
British Football's most expensive 13-year-old, Finley Burns was signed by Manchester City from Southend in January 2017 for a fee of £175,000.
Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick played a key role in convincing the precocious talent to commit his international future to Nigeria over England after holding talks with the player's camp.
Akande is expected to undergo a MRI test this week and is in contention to be named to the Golden Eaglets provisional roster for the U17 AFCON.
Football News 24/7
- Afelokhai Hopes To Beat Ezenwa, Akpeyi, Uzoho To Super Eagles Number 1 Jersey
- Moses Responds To Question About His Fenerbahce Future Amid Chelsea Transfer Ban
- Iwobi Reveals He Wants Tottenham Hotspur To Lose To Liverpool In Champions League Final
- Nigeria-Eligible Attacker Nominated For Liverpool Player Of The Year - Women's Team
- Five Players Key To Nigeria’s Hopes of Glory at 2019 AFCON
- Highly-Rated Arsenal Defender Olowu Commits Future To Nigeria Over England
- Super Eagles Striker Osimhen Suffers Injury Scare In Training
- Aston Villa To Run The Rule Over Arsenal-Linked Midfielder Aribo
- Arsenal Coach On How He Will Get Saka, Amaechi, Other Young Players Ready For Europa League Final
- Form And Desire Should Help Arsenal Product Akpom Get A Second Chance With Super Eagles
- African Players Transfers
- Australia/ Asia
- Belgian Championship
- Brazil 2014 World Cup
- Danish Football
- English Premier League
- Nigeria National Teams
- Nigeria Premier League
- Norwegian Football
- Polish Football
- Russian Championship
- Serie A
- Spanish Liga
- Swedish Championship
- Turkish Championship
- Ukrainian Football
- Women's Football